Review: Fast and the Furious 6

There’s a lot of hate in the world for the Fast and the Furious movies, and yeah, they’re not what I’d call cerebral, but I’m already smart enough. Also, the last thing I need right now is more shit to think about.

I like cars, I like men, and I appreciate a good action film. On these fronts, Fast and the Furious always delivers. Even the overall terribility of Tokyo Drift made it more entertaining rather than less. That said, if you’re not interested in cars, or men, or awesome. Then this film is not for you. You aren’t going to enjoy it. Because you don’t enjoy fun. You’ll probably have a better time organizing your button collection, or whatever boring people do.

The premise of Fast 6 is that erstwhile Dom girlfriend and gang member Letty, presumed dead, is in fact just an amnesiac turncoat working for the enemy, so the team have to pull together to save the girl… and the world. Or at least the theoretical population of an entire unknown country.

Major highlights include:

My favorite character Han Seoul-Oh returns.

There is a straight up girl-on-girl fight that is completely hardcore and not played for the male gaze at all. It is one of the better fights I’ve seen in film.

NOS-powered hyper-tensile grappling hook harpoon gun.

NOS-powered hyper-tensile grappling hook harpoon gun.

NOS-powered hyper-tensile grappling hook harpoon gun.

Just letting that sink in for you.

Honestly, this was a really, amazingly fun film. Ben and I were grabbing at each other like the floor was about to drop out.

If you foster a healthy respect for your own childish sense of wonder, you need to see this film. Or not. Whatever, I’m not the boss of you.

2 Replies to “Review: Fast and the Furious 6

  1. Good review Marina. It’s an over-the-top popcorn flick, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously and it recognizes that with all the car chases and hot girls, it still can be a good movie so long as it doesn’t come off as something that’s trying to win awards and be anything amazingly special.

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